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You can make a difference. Here's five practical ways you can help #refugees and people seeking asylum - which will you pick?

Sign up to #MilesForRefugees and walk, run or cycle to raise money for anyone forced to flee their home:… | #EveryRefugeeMatters
Sign up to #MilesForRefugees this June!

Run, walk, cycle whilst raising money for our vital #refugee services.

Listen, learn, and amplify.

You can do this by hearing people's first-hand stories in the We are VOICES #podcast! @VOICESNetworkUK

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Very interesting meeting today organized by @RivoltiB in #Zugliano, discussing #Eu externalization of migration policies. #Pushbacks, role of #Frontex and role of states along the #Balkan route. @AdrianaTdn @IcsOnlus @CoordEuropa @BalkansCaucasus @pfmajorino
@annalisacamilli explains the double standard recently applied by the #Eu vis-a-vis European and non-European refugees and how more humane #migration and #refugee policies are possible.
@roargh Milena explains the pattern and practice of #pushback with #Croatia being number 1 in #Europe in terms of violations
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Proud to be 1 of 72 @LibDemLords voting to give asylum seekers the right to work in the UK if their claim has not been resolved within 6 months. We won in @UKHouseofLords by just 1 vote!… #Refugees #RefugeesWelcome #RefugeesNeedHelp
But we lost by 5 votes an amendment from the Bishop of Manchester prevent “offshoring” unless safeguards protecting human rights, protection against persecution, and threats to physical safety are in place. Judge for yourself how he Peers voted:… #Refugee
Tory Peers put under great pressure to be nasty… #RefugeesNeedHelp
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1. As images of people desperately trying to evacuate #Ukraine reach us daily and given the unprecedented response to their plight, it has come to light that not every #refugee is treated equally.
2. Investigations have revealed not only that non-Ukrainian refugees have been prevented from crossing into the #EU, facing delays & uncertainty over their legal status, but that an unspecified number are kept in EU-funded detention centers as cities are being attacked.
3. 'The wife of one detainee who was released last week said there was no air-raid shelter for detainees and that guards ran down the street when the siren sounded'.…
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The @CDCgov is listening! Today, @EthnicMediaSvc hosts a roundtable with Bhutanese, Burmese, and Uyghur refugees and how these communities have managed the pandemic. #refugees #COVID19 #healthequity #publichealth #RIM
Speakers include: Faustina Palmatier, Karen Society of Buffalo; Aung M. Naing, President and Co-founder, Network of Myanmar American Associations @netmaa Sudarshan Pyakurel, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
Also: Parshuram Chamlagai: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh; Omer Kanat, Founder and President, Uyghur Human Rights Project @Omerkanat1 @uyghurproject
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This 12(!) car #train arrived at #budapestnyugati from #záhony at the #Ukrainian #border this afternoon, it was a special train for the #Ukrainianrefugees fleeing the #WARINUKRAINE

And I have to say that I am positively surprised by how much help is happening in Eastern Europe!
And to put it in context, the "normal" train back to Zahony had 5 cars...
This is at the #keleti station in Budapest, normally this hall is completely empty, now it full with stands and people who #HelpUkrainianRefugees
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I went to look at Eurostat, BAMF and Home Office statistics for positive decisions on asylum cases for Germany and the UK 2015-2020 and added in also refugee resettlement quotas 1/2
#Refugee and humanitarian protection granted in Germany and UK, 2015-2020 (including #refugeeresettlement)
fyi @PeterStefanovi2
or if you want to get an overall picture, here the total for 2015-2020, i have also separated the refugee resettlement quotas, yes, the UK has taken marginally more resettled refugees, but one has to be really disingenuous to forget to mention how quotas are a tiny fraction...
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THREAD 🧵: Why we need an #AfghanAdjustmentAct ASAP

After our #Afghan withdrawal, over 76,000 Afghans were airlifted out of #Afghanistan to the U.S, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)-eligible individuals, their family members, and other Afghans who aided the U.S., as well as those who would qualify for #refugee status.
Most of these individuals have been or will be admitted to the U.S. under parole, a process that affords temporary lawful presence in the United States for “urgent humanitarian reasons.”

Key word– ❗️TEMPORARY❗️
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🧵 I'm seeing a lot of disturbing tweets and frankly false info on #refugee #law. First, let's be clear. There will be refugees from #Ukraine. We should all protect them. A refugee is a refugee. An imperial power has invaded.
2. I am a huge critic of the international and domestic protections afforded to all kinds of migrants. I'll be the first to critique a policy, #law, program when I see it unfairly excludes, labels, violates rights. This is not time to pit #refugee communities against each other.
3. In Canada, so far, there is no resettlement program specific to Ukrainians. They have started announcing measures like lifting visa requirements, extending existing visas and permits, processing applications already in the system. More will come. It should. #refugee #law
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes…
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1- What a month ⚽️!

As the curtains close on #AFCON2021, here’s a look back at how #refugees in #Cameroon partook in celebrations around the continent’s top #football tournament hosted by their country of asylum.
2- Young #refugees in #Yaoundé and #Douala met the #AFCON2021 mascot #Mola during the Trophy 🏆 tour before the opening game.
3- On the #AFCON2021 Opening Day, 100 refugees supported by @CAF_Online attending the opening game pitting hosts #Cameroon 🇨🇲against Burkina Faso 🇧🇫.
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If @cnn / $T was critical of the U.S' #immigration & #refugee policy, they would cover how #LaMigre is a rogue agency, thus any reader would understand the insubordination described in this article.…
you'd also cover how they're sore #Cult45 losers…
Why doesn't @cnn cover more of these stories?…
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#antivaxx efforts now even use #deepfake

to target #refugee, Black, religious minority communities

like measles outbreak in Minnesota in 2019: Wakefield was flown in TO spread #misinformation & #disinformation

Now: online fake accounts/fake identities vs #VaccinesWork
What has #healthcare been doing meanwhile?

#Medbikini: Teach (male Asian) med students to make fake accounts to cyberstalk trainees’ personal Facebook for: bikini
or “being political” or “religious” (#BLM)

➡️“model minority” pipeline for “shadow faculty” vs Blck @ayshakhoury
#Medbikini #research got flak for men vs women

BUT was ALSO fake acct #surveillance vs #BLM like drove out @ayshakhoury @uche_blackstock @nhannahjones

While academia has ignored #vaccineequity
➡️ongoing #pandemic & deaths in marginalized targeted by #antivaxx

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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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CIS takes look at the prior fiscal year’s refugee resettlement admissions. One difference, though, is that this year’s overview will not include the religion of refugees.…
Data on religion has been removed along with other information on resettled refugees such as gender, age, education, etc.…
FY2021 proposed allocations spots under Pres Biden’s new ceiling of 62,500 refugees are as follows:

Africa 22,000
East Asia 6,000
Europe & Central Asia: 4,000
Latin Am & Caribbean: 5,000
Near East & S Asia: 13,000
Unallocated: 12,500
Grand Total: 62,500…
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Of #Kristallnacht and #MIGRATION: a🧵
My dad asked to be buried with his passport.
This was the one wish he expressed after his cancer diagnosis in May. We honored it when we buried him at the end of September.
Passport in his inner jacket pocket.
Strange, no?
Let me explain.
In the summer of 1938, my grandparents took my dad & aunt from their home in Frankfurt to Switzerland on vacation.
That should have been impossible. Jews had been issued passports stamped with a big red “J” (for “Jude,” or “Jew”). They couldn’t just waltz out of the country.
Due to some administrative snafu, my grandparents’ passports hadn’t gotten the “J” stamp yet. So they could travel to Switzerland unimpeded. They spent a few weeks vacationing in the gorgeous alpine village of @Adelboden_ch.
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I won't pretend to have expertise on Afghanistan, but I have researched migrant and #refugee integration for a few years. A 🧵:
Refugees are an economic boon to their host communities, both because of the economic dynamism of refugees themselves (…) and indirectly because of the positive spillovers of cash transfers to refugees (
In fact, in many cases and against all odds, refugees revitalize struggling small towns, e.g. the case of Somali Bantu refugees in Lewiston, Maine:…
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Today's #ResearchTip is #refugee students and scholars are among the most neglected in discussions about #AcademicMentalHealth, inclusion, rights and access.
What can you do to help? Find out in the thread and share your suggestions too
#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #HigherEd
You can campaign to make your university a #SanctuaryCampus Find out more on how to do this via @UniofSanctuary
You can support @CARA1933 who support refugee academics. There's a variety of ways to assist from fundraising to volunteering. This can be as an individual or as a university
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“People are in a state of survival inside #Moria2,” says doctor* on #Lesvos, “once they are actually arriving in a safe space, we see them collapse. This on-going humiliation in semi-closed, overheated, undignified living spaces with no escape are breaking people’s mind.” /1
“Some might thing, once with a positive asylum decision, camp residents just want to leave #Moria2 to find a future, a better job or place, but the truth is, that most just want to run away and leave this black hole behind. Run from the experience of being a #refugee.” /2
“We have to facilitate people to flourish. To use their potential. But instead we create prison-like structures, with no trees, no shade, no schools, no carpets or movie nights, nothing individual should remain, no traces should be left. The unspoken aim: Vanish.” /3
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On Friday June 4, 2021 I attended a meeting with Secretary of State Blinken. The purpose of the meeting was to talk all things #Palestine
#SheikJarrah #Silwan #Jerusalem #Gaza #EqualityforAll #OneLove
Full thread in 1 convenient viewing location here:…
I attended as an individual. I am not affiliated with any PAC or organization. I obviously do not speak for or represent the #Palestinian people. There’s like 7 million of us at least, and like 2 million of #Palestinians stuffed in #Gaza alone.
To the #Palestinian Americans who boycotted this meeting after the #Biden Administration handed Israel $735 million dollars in weaponry following the merciless attacks on Palestinians locked in Gaza.
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I would say that society is at fault. The government was not behind Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc.
#vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork #MedTwitter #ScienceTwitter
What the government DID do wrong: “#security” & espionage via vaccines Frankenstein monster unleashed on Muslims

If the US government does do things like this it’s not a “#conspiracy

...all while what led to #CapitolRiots was brewing 🤦🏻‍♀️

If Prius-driving Whole Foods-consuming suburbanites would STOP #misinformation #disinformation to #trauma ridden #refugee populations


the jobs of minority & Muslim doctors would not be so hard

This is lack of *societal* control
of the most privileged
who HARM
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When you want to know why
-women & minorities leave medicine
-why research lacks data to serve needs of anyone not white & male
-why different mortality rates in patients by gender, race, SES

this is why

This is #MedBikini#professionalism” again

Is insidious
but highly effective
-different access

As women, LGBTQ, minorities, disabled enter or advance in medicine, this professor’s public stance will be cited to mislabel having #ethics as “lacking #professionalism…
#medbikini is not one article
=attitude of many physicians
=drives this

We saw this happen with @ayshakhoury and @uche_blackstock and so many others. It especially happens at midcareer to WOC, especially black. Also if Muslim, LGBTQ, disabled, #mentalhealth

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Mass deportation of Tamil asylum seekers is being planned by the German government back into the hands of the genocidal state.
Details in the thread below:

Photo source: Cezary Piwowarski
News source:
#refugee #AsylumSeekers #eelamtamil
The German governemnt is planning to secretly deport a large number of Tamil asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka on the 30th March. The German Tamil refugee community have been facing a large number of raids and arrests recently.
Relatives and friends of these individuals arrested do not know their whereabouts and these individuals have had their phones taken away and have had any forms of communications cut off.
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